Carolyn Enger is an internationally acclaimed pianist and filmmaker, well known for her deeply felt interpretation of music ranging from the 18th century to contemporary works. Being a Steinway Artist, she has performed in venues like the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Bach Festival in Germany, the National Gallery in Norway, and the White Stork Synagogue in Wrocław, Poland. Ms. Enger is a 1st generation German-American and daughter of a Holocaust survivor.
Rebecca Erbelding PhD is the author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, 2018), which won the National Jewish Book Award for excellence in writing based on archival research. She holds a PhD in American history from George Mason University and has been a historian, curator, and archivist at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2003. She served as the lead historian on the Museum’s special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust.
Stephen M Rasche JD is a recognized international expert in the field of persecution of religious minorities. During the ISIS war in Iraq and its aftermath he served with the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil, Iraq, where he managed humanitarian and resettlement programs for displaced Christians and Yazidis forced from their homes by the ISIS genocide. He regularly works on projects involving the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage and has served as official representative to the Vatican Dicastery on Refugees and Migrants. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book “The Disappearing People: the Tragic Fate of Christians in the Middle East.”
Ori Z Soltes PhD teaches at Georgetown University across the disciplines of theology, art history, philosophy and politics. He is the former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum where he curated some 80 exhibitions. He is the author of several hundred articles and catalogue essays, and the author or editor of 25 books, including The Ashen Rainbow: The Holocaust and the Arts; Symbols of Faith: How Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Art Draw from the Same Source; and Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture (second edition forthcoming).